Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising Your Profile - Belfast

05 March 2020

The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to support the growth of your business.

This year's Hub Crawl will focus on educating local businesses on how to raise the profile of their games business and games. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about marketing, PR, community management, IP, along with products and services that can help enhance their own products.

Each event features a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts and this will be followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. Content will change at each event so make sure you check out all the events in your region.

After each session there’ll be a chance to network, share ideas and have a drink with your peers.

These are free events open to anyone involved in the games industry. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and associates.

Arrival - 5:45pm 

Speakers

  • David Gowans, Head of Creative Technologies, Barclays - Christopher Murray, Barclays - "Introduction to Eagle Labs & business banking for developers"
  • Alex Tutty, Partner, Sheridans - "Building your brand: why IP is your studio’s most valuable asset in creating a unique identity"
  • Simon Callaghan, Director, Johnny Atom - "Standing Out: why PR is essential as a 21st century game developer"
  • Michael Blair, Tax Partner, RSM Northern Ireland (UK) Limited - "Employee schemes and staff incentivisation"

Panel

  • Moderator: Sam Collins, Head of Commecial & Membership, Ukie
  • Peter Chapman, Managing Director, Oscar Mike Media
  • Richard Tongeman, Developer & Producer, Far Few Giants
  • Ross Morrison, Head of Production, Italic Pig 

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Hub Crawl partners:

With special thanks to our sponsors BarclaysSheridans, Bidstack and Johnny Atom Productions.

Barclays Eagle Labs

Our national network of Eagle Labs supports individuals, businesses  and corporates innovate and grow, across a broad range of different sectors and with varied capabilities. By leveraging local specialisms and introducing structured programming, Eagle Labs are helping drive innovation and transformation across industry sectors, through collaborations with industry leading corporates, universities and start ups.

Johnny Atom Productions

Johnny Atom Productions is a global communications consultancy formed in 2005 by industry PR veteran Simon Callaghan, specialising in boxed and digital gaming entertainment. With a reputation as one of the most respected, knowledgeable and committed PR consultancies by both their peers, clients and journalists, Johnny Atom Productions has not only worked on some of the biggest franchises in interactive entertainment, but has also worked with and passionately evangelised a large number of indie developers and their games.

Johnny Atom and our international partner agencies build creative and successful campaigns across print and digital consumer media, as well as key influencers across the UK, Europe and North America.

Bidstack

Bidstack bridges the gap between gamers, game developers, and advertisers by enhancing the gaming experience with rich, real-world advertising. With Bidstack, game developers can increase the longevity of their games and advertisers can reach a growing, exclusive, and diverse audience of gamers.

We enable advertisers to reach this huge untapped audience through our exclusive multi-year partnerships with world renowned game developers and innovative technology. Our flexible approach allows us to collaborate with game developers and advertisers to create innovative, bespoke advertising campaigns that engage and reward gamers in a non-intrusive way. With our programmatic, native, and video-based solutions, we help advertisers elevate their messaging and reach an enormous gaming audience through in-game advertising and esports.

About Sheridans

Sheridan’s has several leading lawyers in the interactive, entertainment and computer games sector advising on every aspect of the operation of an interactive business from development agreements to license agreements, from data protection to privacy policies and from crowd sourcing to alternative business models. The team’s client base is testament to the quality of advice, and Sheridans regularly advise video games financiers, publishers and developers on every aspect of funding and operating an interactive business.